21st March, 2013 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 15 Comments
You know how important it is to eat healthy for your health and weight, but can the foods you put in your body really help prevent wrinkles from forming? Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have looked at just that and have presented some pretty interesting results.
In one study they looked at a Swedish population aged 70 and up researching if there was a link between diet and wrinkles. They discovered that the subjects who ate more vegetables, legumes, and monounsaturated fat (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil and sesame oil. Other sources include avocados, peanut butter, and many nuts and seeds) had far less skin wrinkling. They also found that those who consumed less milk and dairy products, butter, margarine, and sugar had less wrinkling as well.
Another study was conducted in the U.S. and looked at a group of middle aged women who consumed more vitamin C had less of a chance of developing wrinkles. Those women that also consumed more vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and grains showed less thinning of the skin with less dryness.
Now, those who consumed more fat, sugar, and carbohydrates significantly increased the chances of developing more wrinkles and thinning skin.
Based on these two studies it looks like the foods you put in your body play a vital role in the development of wrinkles.
- Antioxidant and vitamin C rich foods
- Mon saturated foods (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, avocados, peanut butter, and many nuts and seeds)
Eat less of:
- Cookies, cakes, pies
I’m sure many of the suggestions don’t come as a shock, but maybe a gentle reminder of how important it is to eat healthy foods that benefit your health as well as the appearance of your skin. Preventing wrinkles and even repairing existing ones begins with what you put in your body, but is greatly enhanced with the things you apply to the surface of your skin as well.